Tag: email

by Melanie Stone

You might hear that the career path of a social media editor is shaky at best — nothing is guaranteed, no job is safe and a journalist working in social could wind up in marketing with a snap of the finger. Of course, the cream rises to the top, and some of these social media [...] more »

by Claire Groden

For media companies and publishers looking to garner more clicks online, research on who shares content, and through which platform, is essential. This year, you might be surprised to see that fewer people are sharing content over email, and Pinterest is leading the charts with the fastest growth rate, according to the latest numbers from ShareThis, [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

What we’re sharing on social media has become an important barometer of what we think is important — in the news, in our lives, in the world. Below is an interesting infographic put together by AddThis, which measures social interest, on what was worth sharing in 2012. For more year-end stories from MediaShift, check out [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Why Social-Media Shaming Is OK (BuzzFeed) 2. How Facebook’s new sound notifications could boost engagement (ReadWrite) 3. LazyTruth tackles false claims in email chain letters (NiemanLab) 4. Incubator Science cracks the Pinterest code with new analytics tool (VentureBeat) 5. Kickstarter-backed journalism startup Matter publishes [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Forbes names the most powerful women in media, including 15 from the tech sector (AdWeek) 2. Conventions in Tampa and Charlotte welcome an unwieldy guest: Twitter (USA Today) 3. Tumblr to have Twitter friend-finding privileges revoked (The Next Web) 4. [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology 1. The choice of BBM over Twitter in the recent UK riots illustrates social stratification (Guardian) 2. New businesses pop up to teach web programming (Wall Street Journal) 3. How Twitter’s trending algorithm picks its topics (NPR) 4. 70% of Americans have no idea what geolocation apps are (ReadWriteWeb) 5. David Goetzl: Email [...] more »

by Mike Rosen-Molina

When I first ventured online in the late ’90s, my in-box was constantly flooded with email forwards. Friends and co-workers alike tossed around lists of jokes, hoaxes and cautionary urban legends, pleas about a dying child in Idaho that needed your prayers or horror stories about human fingers discovered in fast food hamburgers. Today it [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

A few weeks back, I heard gunshots outside my window. It was pretty scary, and reminded me of my urban environment here in Potrero Hill, San Francisco. But where could I turn to get the story on what happened? Was someone killed? Do police know what happened? In the past, I might have heard something [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Lately there have been a lot of happenings in the world of hyper-local citizen journalism projects. The venture-funded Backfence series of sites crashed and burned, Pegasus News was sold to Fisher Communications, and the Washington Post launched its first hyper-local effort, LoudonExtra. The idea behind many of these sites is to capture the smaller stories [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Lately, there has been a lot of intrigue at new media conglomerate Yahoo. Most average folks use Yahoo for the email or perhaps the personalized portal, My Yahoo, or maybe the fantasy football leagues. Largely, Yahoo makes its money with advertising, though most of the content isn’t created by Yahoo itself. But when CEO Terry [...] more »